15 March 2016

AAN Congratulates John Shimkus on IL-15 Primary Victory

WASHINGTON – American Action Network (@AAN) Chairman Norm Coleman issued the following statement in response to Congressman John Shimkus’ primary victory in Illinois’ 15th Congressional District. AAN spent $200,000 in independent expenditures on TV ads, digital ads and GOTV calls in the final week to bolster John Shimkus for victory.

“Congratulations to John Shimkus on a decisive victory in the Illinois primary. His victory sends a signal that voters are seeing through the attack language in this election and recognizing that conservatives like John Shimkus are fighting for their values.

“I’m thrilled that Illinois voters have enthusiastically endorsed the John Shimkus way for changing Washington: skilled, principled leadership that doesn’t compromise his conservative values and his belief that upholding our Constitution, our rights and our concerns as Americans is the path to getting things done in Washington.”

The American Action Network is a 501(c)(4) ‘action tank’ that creates, encourages and promotes center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government, American exceptionalism, and strong national security. The American Action Network’s primary goal is to put our center-right ideas into action by engaging the hearts and minds of the American people and spurring them into action to advance our center-right policy agenda.


Calvin Moore

Communications Director